Note: Some features may not be enabled in the VCU Canvas instance.
Pages store content and educational resources that are part of a course or group but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content. Pages can also be linked to other pages. They can also be used as a collaboration tool for course or group wikis where only specific users can have access. Canvas keeps the entire history of the page to account for changes over time.
In a course, instructors can create a new page with text, images, media, links, and/or other files .
The Options icon  allows instructors to edit the title of a page, delete a page, use it as the front page, duplicate the page, send a copy of the page to another instructor at their institution, or copy the page to one of their other courses.
The Delete button  allows instructors to delete selected pages.
You can view all your pages in your course on the Pages Index Page. As an instructor, you can add new pages, edit pages, and manage page settings.
In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.
View Front Page
Pages is designed to open to the designated front page for the course. Global settings are at the top of the page , followed by the individual page content .
You can also use the Front Page for the course home page.
Note: If your course does not yet have a front page, Pages will open to the Pages Index Page.
View Pages Global Settings
For individual pages, global settings include Viewing All Pages , publishing and unpublishing the page , and editing the page .
In the Options drop-down menu , you can delete the page and view the page history.
Note: You cannot delete a page that is set as the Front Page.
View All Pages
To view the Pages Index from the Front Page or any individual page, click the View All Pages button.
View Pages Index Page
The Pages Index has two global functions, to add new pages  and delete selected pages .
The rest of the Index displays the individual pages created in Canvas . Your front page is identified with a gray Front Page tag .
Pages displays the page title, creation date, last edit, and student to-do date for each page in your course. Pages are arranged in alphabetical order. You can view the pages within the Index in ascending or descending order by clicking the arrow next to the heading.
Manage Individual Pages
To edit a page, click the name of the page .
To manage an individual page, click the page Options icon . Using the Options drop-down menu, you can edit the page name , delete the page , set any page as your front page , duplicate the page , send the page to another instructor , copy the page to another course , or share to the Commons .
- The Front Page option only displays for published pages.
- The send and copy options are only available if the Direct Share feature option is enabled at the account level.
View Blueprint Course
If your course includes Blueprint icons, your course is associated with a blueprint course. Blueprint Courses are courses managed as a template and may contain locked objects managed by a Canvas admin, course designer, or other instructor.
The Course Details tab in Course Settings will tell you if your course is a blueprint course. Most commonly, your course will not be a blueprint course and you can only manage unlocked content in your course. If your course is a blueprint course, you can lock and sync course content to associated courses.